Toronto Hit List: The Art of ROC, Regreto, Paradise Life, Drake Hotel’s Oscar Party 2014 & more!

WEDNESDAY

8 pm Punk Rock Bingo @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. Drink specials, prizes, sporadic performances, and bingo! Hosted by Daddy-O with a performance by Toronto’s punk rock drag queen Jenna Syde. $2 to play with proceeds from bingo card sales going to various organizations in the city. Stick around after bingo for tunes you shouldn’t be listening to, courtesy of DJ Triple-X.

10 pm Liquid Karaoke @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Colin Bergh, James McDonough, Nadia Belerique, and Jeff Hayward are your hosts. $4 Jameson and $5.50 pints before midnight.

10 pm Homebased @ Weldon Park, 569 College St. A night filled with good hip-hop, good people, and good vibes with DJs Sanga Genesis and James Redi + host Fundament. Every Wednesday.

10:30 pm Weird Wednesdays @ Montauk, 765 Dundas St. W. Surf, garage, rockabilly, soul, RnB, weird shit. Rum Belle slinging the tunes, J Leblanc slinging the drinks.

THURSDAY

7 pm “VEILS” Opening Reception @ Graven Feather, 906 Queen St. W. A celebration of artist Rosalind Breen’s latest exhibition, VEILS. “Tackling themes of social disconnect, longing and identity, these large scale paintings and drawings bring us viscerally close to subjects grasping through various positions of engagement and isolation. Using layering and fragmented palettes, Breen`s beautiful and haunting images question the nature of intimacy and connection in the modern landscape.” Until 9 pm. Exhibition runs through the month of February, Thursday-Saturday (12-7 pm).

10 pm #ThrowbackThursdays Launch Party @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Clinton’s has a new baby! And the bottle upon which it suckles is filled with bombastic hits to drive you straight mental. Every Thursday, come get a taste of tunes from: J-Lo, DMX, Spice Girls, Will Smith, Aqua, Ludacris, Backstreet Boys, Snoop Dogg, S Club 7, Jay-Z, Hanson, Ace of Base, Savage Garden, Britney Spears, Destiny’s Child and many more. $5.

10 pm Twisted Thursdays @ Crawford, 718 College St. Hip-hop, RnB, reggae, trap, and old school with DJ Law. $5.

10 pm Different Class @ The Dance Cave (above Lee’s Palace), 529 Bloor St. W. A brand new dance party specializing in dance, rock, new wave, and Britpop. $3.

10 pm Switched On @ Camp 4, 1173 Dundas St. W. Indie rock and campus radio jams with DJs Pammm and Lorna Watkins.

10 pm Secret Models @ Northwood, 815 Bloor St. W. One big room, full of bad bitches! DJs Secret Models play hits straight from your high school semi-formal.

FRIDAY

10 pm The Art of ROC @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. A music appreciation party involving song selections based on a casual theme, not genre barriers. This edition will look back at the spawn of Damon Dash, Kareem Burke, Shawn Carter, and everything that followed after. “It’s the ROC in the building.”

10 pm Regreto: You Oughta Know Edition @ The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. DJs Party McFly, Wei Back, and Case of Base play all the songs you usually sing to alone on your bedroom floor with a half-eaten, probably expired ice cream bar in one hand and a box of tissues in the other.

10 pm Shindig! @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Your favourite vintage R&B, northern soul, mod, garage, rockabilly, and early rock n’ roll dance party is back! With resident 45 selectors, General Eclectic, Splattermonkey, and Double K (Parkdale Funk). $5.

10 pm Jamz! @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. An anything goes, no bullshit, non-genre, dance ’til you drop, all your friends in one room, party hard, make the floor wet with sweat, shit show! With DJs Slater and Ty. $5.

10 pm The Truth @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Bangers. Leaks. Exclusives. The Truth. Running the records that you wished DJs played: A$AP x OVO x TDE x CHXXRS x MMG. With DJs SEVEN:30 + Danthrax. $15 or free with guestlist before midnight (emailinfo@thetruthinc.com or click “attending” on the event page before noon on Friday).

10 pm VOX @ Baltic Avenue, 875 Bloor St. W. Dance to the best in indie and electropop! $5.

10 pm Foxtrot @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. DJ Weird Dad gets melty in the front room. Psych, mod, glam, and rock ‘n’ roll tunes from the ’60s, ’70s, and present day.

10 pm All That @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. A ’90s night like no other! DJs Streets and LK play mostly hip-hop, dirty R&B, and club kid jams. $5.

10 pm Lookout Weekend @ Thompson Hotel Lobby Bar, 550 Wellington St. W. Enjoy signature cocktails in style and comfort with DJ Caff providing the soundtrack.

10 pm Dynagroove @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Balearic legend Jex-Opolis (fresh back from his tour of Japan) teams up with local schmuck Lazy Ray to bring you Dynagroove: a night of #heaters, #bangers, and of course, #dancefloorcrushers. Then, if there’s time, some more #heaters.

10 pm Scissors @ Bassline, 782 King St. W. DJs Fawn BC, WhiteWolf, SHAM, and Esther Benoit play luscious and heavy house music for ladies that like ladies, boys who dig boys, and everyone in between. $5 gin and tonics all night long. $5 or free before 11:30 pm with guestlist (leave your name on the wall before 3 pm on Friday).

10 pm Those Elite Guilty Pleasures @ 3030, 3030 Dundas St. W. DJ WhatsHerProblem?! spins some of the best vinyl you’re gonna hear in the Junction or anywhere west of Halifax, really. Come out and dive into some of your own guilty pleasures – be it Madonna, an extra order of popcorn chicken, a delicious ale, Madonna, some competitive pinball, or maybe some Madonna.

10 pm Get Buck @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. What would Buckwheat do? Come find out! DJs Nino Brown (Yes Yes Y’all) plays hip-hop, RnB, bangers, winders, and grinders. $5.

10 pm Nightcap Friday / Ladies & The Trap @ Crawford, 718 College St. Upstairs, DJ KOBe’J plays new and old school hits of the hip-hop, RnB, reggae, and old school variety. Downstairs, DJs Julie Mango and Alia Caffeina select the traps alongside Pete Funk and Safari647; expect the trillest tracks with the illest remixes. $5 before 10:30 pm, more after.

11 pm Wack Slack’s 90’s Dance Party @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. Are you cold? Frozen, even? Then it’s a good time of year to dance all night to some great ’90s hits! There will be a Nintendo 64 hooked up to a projector for you to play while DJs Kris and Robin play the greatest ’90s jams. The ’90s are alive in our hearts. Always.

11 pm Diggy the DJ @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Diggy the DJ (Down With Webster) plays all your favourite hip-hop bangers. $10.

SATURDAY

9 pm Bedroomer @ The White House Studio Project, 277.5 Augusta Ave. Music to dance to. Video art to stare at. With DJs Eytan Tobin, LUM, Nick James, LoKo, and Levitate + video artists Brianna Lowe, Christine Lucy Latimer, Emily Doubleyou, Lauren Pelc-McArthur, Josh Studham, Niki S., Peter Rahul, and Shauna Jean Doherty.

10 pm Paradise Life @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Hard working selectors join forces to melt dance floors and snap necks. DJs Jason Ulrich, Nep Sidhu, and Todd Westendorp play only the finest records in soul, disco, fonk, boogie, and house music.

10 pm With It @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Get a head start on SPRING FEVER with this next instalment of With It! DJs Nico and Magnificent pay tribute to mod culture of the 1960s with a night of mod, R&B, soul, ska, and Britpop tunes + live go-go dancer. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Motown Party @ 751, 751 Queen St. W. Motown, northern soul, and remixes with DJs Caff, Fawn BC, and special guest Misty Rock n’ Roll upstairs + an all-vinyl set with DJs Brett Millius and Reverend Throwdown downstairs. Video and prizes from Eyesore Cinema! $5 before 11 pm, $10 after. $7 advance tickets available online.

10 pm Grill$ @ Crawford, 718 College St. Residents James Redi, Jon Chetty, Sanga Genesis, and special guest DJ FeelGoodSmalls hold it down on the decks while the grill holds it down front and centre with a stack of cheesy slices and a fresh loaf. YES, FREE GRILLED CHEESE ON THE DANCE FLOOR!Motown, funk, hip-hop, reggae, and trap. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Ooh Ooooh! @ Savoy, 1166 Queen St. W. Walmer Convenience plays nothing but big tunes from the ’90s up. Hip-hop, reggae, R&B, and guilty pleasures all night long.

10 pm moondance @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. DJs Annie Webber and Keith Hamilton bring you the best dance jams under the moon! Sweat your way to last call by dancing to their favourite music of all eras (surely, some of your favs too). $5.

10 pm Shake, Rattle & Roll @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Spend the night together with the Bangs & Blush ladies! ’60s pop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll to drink, dance, and get messy to. $5.

10 pm Pay Day @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. DJs Isosceles and Stew Innes play hip-hop, RnB, and party jams. Free before 11:30 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Feels So Good @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Benny Ben spins hip-hop and beyond – from jiggy to crunk!

10 pm New Young Pony Club @ Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W. English electro band New Young Pony Club with support from Kill Them With Colour and Canada Thrust. $12.50 advance tickets available online. For gueslist requests, email guestlist@wrongbar.com.

11 pm Love Saves The Day @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. Maximal disco and maximal house with DJs Produzentin and Jaime Sin.

11 pm Shake A Tail @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. ’60s pop, rock, soul, funk, garage, ska, ANYTHING! Always humid. $5.

11 pm Never Forgive Action @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. DJs Numeric, Dalia, Big Jacks, and Royale + host More or Les pay tribute to the golden age of hip-hop, spinning classic jams from the sweet spot of 1986 to 1994. $10.

11:45 pm Cold Rainbow @ Rainbow Palace, 213 Augusta Ave. (down the alley, make a left). Late night dark dance party. Minimal wave (DJs Datastalker, Neal 2600, Erin Neilly) vs. EBM (DJ SΛRIN) vs. techno (DJ ŴẸĮŘĐ Ĺ) vs. rainbow machine. $10.

SUNDAY

6 pm Oscar Party 2014 @ The Drake Lounge, 1150 Queen St. W. The Drake Hotel is celebrating everyone’s favourite award show in true Drake style. Put on your best threads and play their Oscar pool while snacking on free popcorn from the kitchen. Hosted by cinema king Richard Crouse. Entry is free.

7 pm 2nd Annual Academy Awards Party @ WAYLA Bar, 996 Queen St. E. Two large screens, surround sound, red carpet, munchies, drink specials, and GLAMOUR. Fill out your hopefuls on their Oscar sheets and whoever gets the most correct wins a huge prize!

7 pm Brass Facts Trivia @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Test your knowledge and win prizes! Hosted by Famous Kirk Hero. Until 10 pm.

~ For event submissions, email Caitlyn Holroyd at caitlyn_holroyd@hotmail.com

1 Comment

  1. crochet
    January 19, 2017

    http://www.frivs.net/friv5/CatMario

Post Comment